Chinese culture is very influenced by different beliefs about luck and especially numbers.
There are numbers that are considered auspicious and others inauspicious. They even pay large sums of money to get favorable numbers for their phones, license plates, or apartments.
The numbers considered to be auspicious are based on words that sound similar.
According to Chinese Astrology, we all have a number that identifies us and defines our way of being, just like each sign of the Chinese zodiac.
These are the lucky numbers for 2022, the Year of the Tiger:
People born in the Year of the Rat like to think of new and different ways to choose their lucky numbers. Look for inspiration in car license plates or phone numbers.
His lucky day is Saturday and his number is 3.
Those born in the year of the Ox spend a lot of time dreaming of winning the lottery instead of playing it. If you decide to play… better go big, as a big jackpot draw will give you millions of incredible dreams, especially when it comes to spending them.
His lucky day is Thursday and his number is 9.
Impulsive and impatient… he likes challenges and multiple bets are not scary.
His lucky day to play is Tuesday and his number is 8.
There is nothing you enjoy more than laying down, watching your money pile up and grow. Serious increases in your bank account are expected in 2022.
Your lucky day is Friday and your number is 6.
Sometimes he likes to bet big and sometimes he doesn’t. He is the last to place his bets for the next lottery draw due to the numbers coming to his head at the last minute.
His lucky day is Wednesday and his number is 5.
Naturally traditional, the Snakes play the same old lotteries. When there is a large jackpot Snakes will make sure they have shared the tickets with your family and friends.
His lucky day is Monday and his number is 2.
Those born in the Year of the Horse dream big and work hard to make dreams come true, but there’s nothing wrong with having a little luck when they play. Horses are very generous and they will use the prize money to help the people around, after buying a sports car.
His lucky day is Sunday and his number is 1.
Those born in the Year of the Goat are extremely methodical and precise with the selection of their numbers. And they don’t forget to rigorously check the results.
His lucky day is Wednesday and his number is 5.
People born in the Year of the Monkey are aware that all games have their “pros” and “cons”, so in the end, they end up playing all of them. The Horse tries to organize the bets with his friends, comparing his numbers with theirs to make sure that all the winning numbers are evenly divided and distributed among them.
His lucky day is Friday and his number is 7.
As the king of paranoia, you already have your “escape plan” in place for the day when luck strikes you. It is so mysterious that it is difficult to know what your favorite lottery games are.
His lucky day is Tuesday and his number is 8.
In search of new experiences, you will often be traveling. Their motto is “play big or go home!”
His lucky day is Thursday and his number is 3.
Those born in the Year of the Pig are ambitious but also conservative, which is why they prefer traditional games where they don’t have to waste a lot of time choosing numbers.
His lucky day is Saturday and his number is 4.
What Do Numbers Symbolize in China?
– 1 – The number ONE. Referred to as the Yang, male, heavenly. It is considered an auspicious number.
– 2 – The number TWO. Two or Yin, female, terrestrial. It is considered a positive number. There is a Chinese quote that says “good things come in pairs”. It is usual to use double symbology in business and brands (Double fortune, Double elephant, double happiness …).
– 3 – The number THREE. The number Three sounds like “birth” in Chinese, so it is considered a positive number. The moon frog has three legs.
– 4 – The number FOUR. The number Four is considered an unfortunate number in Chinese and Oriental culture in general because it sounds like the word “death”. It is avoided as much as possible.
– 5 – The number FIVE. Number Five is popular since it is in the center (1-5-9). It is also related to the five elements (Wuxing).
– 6 – The number SIX. The number Six is associated with the six senses (in Chinese culture the mind is added as a sixth sense) and with the maximum score when you throw a die. There is a saying that says “Double Six will make you happy”.
– 7 – The number SEVEN. Seven is considered by some Chinese people as ghostly or spiritualistic. The seventh month of the Chinese calendar is called the “ghostly month” and it’s said that the gates of hell are open for the dead to visit the living. In any case, in general, it is considered a neutral number, since it is shared by relatively few people.
– 8 – The number EIGHT. The number Eight in Chinese sounds like “prosperity” or “wealth”, so it is considered a lucky number. Large sums have been paid to obtain combinations with this number in license plates and mobiles.
– 9 – The number NINE. The number Nine was historically associated with the emperor of China, who often wore nine dragons on his clothes. It sounds like “everlasting” for which it is considered auspicious.
What are lucky numbers?
The numbers and their mystical relationship with luck, destiny, or deities can be traced back to the dawn of human history.
More than 4000 years ago, there was a legend of a turtle with 9 perfect squares in its shell, 3 by 3, which Emperor Yu saw on the banks of the Luo River, and that gave birth to Luo Shu square, a tool of chinese numerology.
The Indians already related the deities, the stars and the constellations in their Vedas long before the year 5 AD (after Christ), which is when they began to write their own knowledge, since before then it was passed from generation to generation through oral tradition.
Also, the Jews and their Kabbalah are very influenced by numbers. Pythagoras himself believed in the relationship between numbers and the destiny of man.
In summary, lucky numbers are as old as man himself.